Heady Conduct bring their intriguing and compelling new adaption of Wilkie Collins’ sensational classic, The Woman in White, to The Roman Theatre.
★★★★★ “This is a company which is on a path to a glorious future”
In the darkness of a London street, artist Walter Hartwright is startled by the touch of a hand. He turns to meet a distressed woman, cloaked completely in white. It is a fleeting and enigmatic encounter.
A carriage carries Hartwright through Cumbrian hills to his new student, Laura Fairlie. She is bewitching. She is love at first sight. Intriguingly, she resembles the woman in white.
But the route to love and truth is rarely simple or safe. Betrothed to a man chosen by her late father, Laura is subject to the outrageous lengths men will go to for the sake of honour, power and wealth.
Collins used this well-loved and classic thriller to skilfully address the injustice of women’s inequality, causing laws and opinions to be questioned in its time.
Heady Conduct adapt this sensational story of secret societies, sordid asylums, stolen identities and enduring love in their exhilarating and intoxicating style.
★★★★★ “Utterly spellbinding” (Tiresias)
★★★★ “Beg, steal or borrow a ticket” (Measure for Measure)
★★★★★ “Captivating and enchanting, the audience are thoroughly entranced” (RECKLESS)